With the hull, beam and float moulds all complete, the attention is now on the deck mould as the last major moulding to be completed before the first product can be produced. Here are some recent photos and insight into the current developments:
To make the deck mould, we first have to make the male plug. We do this using a series of CNC cut parts, which we slot into the hull shape before finishing with a filling material which is then sanded back by hand. We do this on a hull part so that we can be absolutely sure the hull and deck join aligns 100% every time as the parts themselves are made completely separately.
Having the deck shape being built up on the hull also gives us the ability to insert the carbon ring frame and back beam in position for the first time. These two components are absolutely critical to the boats structure and have to fit perfectly into the new deck shape as they carry the loads which are transferred through the beams, mast base and main sheet system. For a lightweight multihull , it’s in these areas that you need great structural properties and hence why we have opted to use carbon fiber for these components.
With the ring frame and back beam in place, we also take the opportunity to position the floats and check the beam alignment. This is the first opportunity to see the boat as a whole and it looks fantastic. Sporty, modern and sleek but also you can tell it will be a lot of fun!
The global interest in this boat has been fantastic and the feedback has been really useful from those that have taken the time to send us their comments. We’ve received some really interesting ideas and input and it’s all valuable info and appreciated. Please feel free to leave your comments below this post and we will read them!
The great news is that we now have:
- 4 Boats confirmed to head to the US
- 4 Boats confirmed to head to Europe
- 2 Boats heading to Australia
- 1 Boat to the UK
At US $33,500 including sails and equipment required to get you out on the water, why wouldn’t you be placing an order for next season right now?
Here are the development updates so far...